Fishing in Vermont
There are many species of catfish and even more ways to catch
them. Adults range in size from less than a pound to hundreds of
pounds. They can be found in all types of water including ponds,
streams, lakes and rivers. There are even species which spend a
limited amount of time on dry land. Big giant catfish put up a very
noble fight once hooked.
Catfish Fishing Lakes In Vermont
Catfish adapt to most kinds of water. They can be found in most
rivers, parks and some private ponds. The larger schools of catfish
can be found in the major Vermont lakes of Lake Champlain, Lake
Memphremagog and Lake St Catherine. Monkton Pond produced the
Vermont state record channel catfish.
Most catfish are considered bottom feeders to one extent or another.
They will generally eat anything that can get in their mouth. Their
strongest sense is smell which they use to locate potential food
sources. Capitalizing on this sense is the primary weapon in your
search for these creatures. Aggressive catfish have been caught
on most types of fast moving bass lures so don't under estimate
their ability to catch live bait.
Catfish Organizations & Resources
U.S. Catfish Anglers
Learning to Fish for Catfish In Vermont
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